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by Beckster
Sat May 27, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: New Member : Stage 2

Deb M, I got the chance to ask my doc yesterday about the information that is NOT on the report. He said that the pathologist told him verbally the information that is not on the report (LVI AND PNI). He said he thought the info was going to be added to the amended report but it's not. He said the ...
by Beckster
Wed May 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pills vs. Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Pills vs. Pump

I have stage IIIA colon cancer and am starting chemotherapy in 2 weeks. I am trying to decide between taking 5-FU via a pump (over 2 days every 2 weeks) or Capecitabine via pills (5 days a week). I'll have a port either way to get the Oxaliplatin. I saw two oncologists, one who recommended the 5-FU...
by Beckster
Wed May 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pills vs. Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Pills vs. Pump

Hi I am on the pill instead of IV 5/FU. If you take Oxi and the pill form of 5/FU, you do not need a port if you choose. I decided not to have a port and good thing I did! I had a reaction to the Oxi on the first infusion and the onc told me I can no longer take it. Many people do not make it all th...
by Beckster
Sun May 21, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: New Member : Stage 2

By saying "on section this mass extends through the wall into the surrounding fat (ouch lol) and approaches to within .6 cm of the closest serosal surface," it means it is outside the muscular layer, but did not go to the outmost layer, which is the serosal layer. Mine was .01cm to the clo...
by Beckster
Sun May 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long in hospital after surgery?
Replies: 67
Views: 2036

Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

As I stated in an earlier post, I was discharged within 48 hours. He must be doing well for them to consider this. I had the same problem with urine....you are so dehydrated with the preoperative regime and surgery, but after drinking alot of liquid, my levels became normal. Also, they would not let...
by Beckster
Sun May 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long in hospital after surgery?
Replies: 67
Views: 2036

Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Hi everyone, This is mpbser's wife, CV. It's funny that beck1965 should mention the kidneys going to sleep. That's exactly what happened to husband yesterday (20 hours after surgery or so). His creatinine level is elevated (1.9) and albumin level is low (3.2). The surgeon came in yesterday morning ...
by Beckster
Sun May 21, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member : Stage 2
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: New Member : Stage 2

6 week stalker, 1st time poster. :lol: It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride since my first screening colonoscopy on march 31. A largish tumor was found, surgery scheduled for April 19. Had a left colectomy. Surgeon called and said it was stage 2 and referred me to an oncologist. I scheduled wit...
by Beckster
Sat May 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2 stories wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Stage 2 stories wanted

Hi Beckster. I had a small underlying perforation well away from the tumour and there was a complete blockage. I've been told to discount those risk factors as I'm 3 1/2 years after surgery and they are risk factors more at the actual time of surgery. I didn't have chemo and my details are up to dat...
by Beckster
Sat May 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage 2 stories wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Stage 2 stories wanted

Welcome to our forum. Sorry to hear about your diagnoses, but stage II is treatable and curable. I was diagnosed with stage 2A colon cancer of the cecum (right sided). I had LAP surgery in November with pathology of T3N0M0. You will have to wait until your pathology report comes back to see if you h...
by Beckster
Mon May 15, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy Mother's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Thank you! It has been a rough year, but this Mother's Day was extra special. I am going to be a grandmom! Enjoyed my day with the family....counting the end on chem 6/9!


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by Beckster
Thu May 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long in hospital after surgery?
Replies: 67
Views: 2036

Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

My surgery has been scheduled for Friday May 19th. I was told I would be in the hospital for 3-4 nights. My wife is out of town the Tuesday after the surgery so it would be a problem for me to get discharged that day. How long were you in for, if you had a left hemi-colectomy? Thanks in advance. I ...
by Beckster
Fri May 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery to remove lymph nodes
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Surgery to remove lymph nodes

Did you receive chemotherapy after surgery? I too had CC of the ascending (cecum), which turned out to be stage 2A. They removed 24 lymph nodes that were all clear but my MDA doctor suggested 6 months of chemo (Xeloda). In addition, I had a high grade tumor 3.5 cm.
by Beckster
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 110
Views: 4716

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

I have noticed that some of you have received FOLFOX and others Xeloda. It would be great to know what made FOLFOX the cehmo of choice for those who use that and likewise for Xeloda. I really appreciate this discussion, except for what seems to be ganging up and perpetuation of the "bullying&q...
by Beckster
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: newly diagnosed newbie
Replies: 110
Views: 4716

Re: newly diagnosed newbie

When I was diagnosed, my oncologist gave me the choice to do chemo or not. Being that I was stage 2A CC, my two high risk factors were subjective. My husband did not want me to take the chemo, but I made the decision to take the chemo because I did not want to kick myself in the ass if I had a recur...
by Beckster
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recommended Stage 1 follow up?
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Recommended Stage 1 follow up?

Sounds like your cancer was in the ascending colon, so was mine, but I am Stage 2A. Even though you are stage 1 and do not need chemo, you will be under surveillance with your oncologist. You will have scheduled blood work, possible 12 month yearly CT, and another colonoscopy after one year. They wi...

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